You will enjoy this green bean with garlic recipe. This is very simple- green beans are sautéed in olive oil and garlic. The decision to add a little bit of Italy and sprinkle bread crumbs makes this delicious. Green beans are an excellent source of fiber and provide other very important health benefits:
Studies have shown that the high fiber contained in beans prevents blood sugar levels form rising too rapidly after a meal. This makes beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance, or hypoglycemia.
Common beans promote heart health due to their fiber, antioxidants, folic acid, vitamin B6, and magnesium. Folic acid and vitamin B6 help to lower levels of homocysteine, which is an amino acid that is an intermediate product in an important metabolic process called the methylation cycle.
Elevated blood levels of homocysteine are an independent risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. These elevated blood levels are found in 20 to 40 percent of patients with heart disease. Research has indicated that beans are also protective against cancer. read more
green bean with garlic recipe
1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and washed (preferably organic)
¼ cup olive oil
1 bulb garlic peeled and sliced thin
Breadcrumbs (eliminate if you are diabetic, still yummy!)
Sautè garlic in olive oil until slightly brown. Add green beans; sprinkle with a little bit of water to moisten. Sprinkle with a layer of breadcrumbs. Cover. Cook on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes stirring frequently.
Yummy Rating: 10 (according to my grandson)
Holistic Health Rating: 9.9
Low in fat
Very good source of folic acid
Have the ability to lower cholesterol
Make sure to wash beans very good, even if it is organically grown
Healthy Hint: After cutting up garlic, let it sit for10 minutes to allow the alliicin (which is a healthy chemical compound that is created when cutting) to form.